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settembre 17, 2023 - KTM

Adamo wins 2023 MX2 World Championship at emotional home Grand Prix

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Andrea Adamo finished 3rd overall at Maggiora Park for the Grand Prix of Italy, the penultimate round of the calendar, and clinched the #2023fimmx2motocrossworldchampionship. The Italian capped a consistent first season as a Red Bull KTM Factory #racing rider by bringing the team a fifteenth title in 20 years and is the tenth different racer to earn the gold plate with the KTM 250 SX-F.

  • Adamo goes 3-3 for a 10th podium finish of 2023 and from 18 events at a rough and slick Maggiora Park north of Milan. Adamo is the first Italian MX2 champion since Red Bull KTM Team Manager Tony Cairoli in 2007.
  • Red Bull KTM Factory #racing are MX2 world champions for the second year in succession and two decades after earning the inaugural crown in 2004.
  • Liam Everts rues a second #moto crash to finish 12th overall and will head to the final round in the UK next week as part of an intense three-rider fight for P2 in 2023. Sacha Coenen was 14th overall.
  • Jeffrey Herlings is recovering well from his fractured collarbone but will not make the gate for the season-ending British Grand Prix nor the #motocross of Nations at Ernee. Sights are set on 2024.
  • MXGP closes with the trip to the popular Matterley Basin circuit in southern England, one of the best #motocross tracks in Europe, for the nineteenth and final date on the world championship slate.

 A rainy climate in northern regions of the country created a soft, wet and muddy first day of the Grand Prix of Italy at the historic Maggiora Park Circuit. Red Bull KTM Factory #racing came to the steep hillside venue with #andreaadamo and Liam Everts in 1st and 2nd positions in the MX2 championship and with chances to confirm the title in round 18 of 19. 

Adamo, cheered on by a noisy supportive home crowd, took 4th position in the RAM Qualification Heat on Saturday while Everts was 17th. Sunday was sunny, and the improved weather helped to dry a rough and slippery course. Despite the risks, the pressure and the near misses, Adamo was able to ride to 3rd position in the opening race just ahead of Everts in 4th. The Italian had carried a 48-point lead to Maggiora. He made a gain on Saturday and again after the first #moto. Everts didn’t have the best start in the second outing while Adamo was able to move up from 5th to occupy another top three slot. When Liam crashed out of 5th just before the finish line with three laps to go then Adamo mathematically secured the MX2 crown in this third full season in the class and his first with the potent KTM 250 SX-F.

Everts was unhurt but failed to finish and is now 3rd in the standings but tied on points with Simon Laengenfelder and only 4 points behind Maggiora winner Jago Geerts. Elsewhere rookie Sacha Coenen went 15-15 in the tricky conditions for 14th overall and can still break into the top 13 of the championship table. 

The British Grand Prix at Matterley Basin will draw an orange curtain across the MX2 campaign and the MXGP calendar. Adamo and Everts will not be able to rest too much. Both will represent their countries at Ernee, France for the #motocross of Nations on October 8th.

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